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Our Religious Freedom is in a “State of Emergency”

by Dan Weber – A new, darkly ominous threat to all that we hold dear as Americans is  upon us —a threat so grave that recently The National Clergy Council  declared a “state of emergency.”

Let me tell you about it.

Religious tolerance and interfaith understanding are among the most cherished American traditions. Learning from parents and teachers — and from our leaders in churches and synagogues — about respecting the religious views and rights of others is a special memory for most older Americans.  Regard for the religious conscience of others is also a value that we strive to pass on to our own children and grandchildren.

As Americans we also learned, however, that no right is more essential to the preservation of freedom – and no right more properly enshrined in the Bill of Rights – than freedom of religion and worship.

We were educated in stories of the Pilgrim Fathers coming here to America to escape persecution. We knew the story of Roger Williams founding the colony of Rhode Island so his congregation could follow the dictates of conscience. We remember George Washington’s moving letter to the Jewish congregation of Newport Rhode Island about a  US government that will never “give sanction” to any form of bigotry or persecution.

Now, in a way that other generations might have found unimaginable, the federal government has moved against the rights of religious conscience.  President Barack Obama’s recently ordered Catholic institutions to go against their religious conscience and pay for sterilization, contraception and “morning after” abortion pills.

So serious is this threat that The National Clergy Council, a Washington DC based group that represents church leaders of Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Protestant church traditions, declared “a state of emergency.”

In protesting this government attempt to force Americans to compromise their religious and moral beliefs the Council said in its Feb 22nd statement:

“In recent days, Jewish rabbis have joined all Catholic bishops in the United States in expressing alarm over the President’s ‘healthcare’ mandates and other violations of the Constitution. The National Clergy Council deliberated for the last week on what it would do, consulting pastors, moral theologians, organizational executives and activists from around the US.”

The council’s president, the Reverend Rob Schenck then decided to “ begin the holy season of Lent 2012” by hand delivering  to the White House on Ash Wednesday an appeal to President Obama for answers to its “State of Emergency and Time for Speaking” declaration.

Speaking for the Council, Rev. Schenck said in his communiqué to the President:

“We state to you our unwavering position on the sanctity of our constitutionally protected right to espouse certain principles of conscience; and, we maintain and insist on our God-given, moral rights to act upon these principles of conscience within our respective institutions and in keeping with their attendant prerogatives; Furthermore, while we hope for a resolution to this crisis that includes the rescinding of your directives, we must hold to our convictions and positions and act according to our prerogatives no matter the legal, social, pecuniary, or political consequences.”

The leadership of the National Council is admirable.  So too the Catholic bishops have spoken out heroically.  And all across America priests and ministers are having their sermons interrupted by applause from outraged church goers.

What I want to know from you as a member of AMAC is this: “Should we leave this fight to others?

Or should we join these heroic clergy in their struggle to preserve one of our most essential American freedoms?”

Your answers to our recent poll on the issue tell me that you want to make this fight your fight  – an AMAC fight for freedom.

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Comments (132)

  1. Herb says:

    May God shine on all of you.

  2. Bruce McBurney says:

    Has anyone ever considered that Obama is the Anti-Christ that has been expected for so many years? His arrival is under the guise of peace and good-for-all, but in the end his deceptive plan will be revealed. If he is re-elected, then the next four years will begin to show his real plan. Even if he doesn’t get re-elected he will still have a residual impact that takes us toward Armageddon with his Muslim friends as Satan’s army.

  3. Marvin says:

    The intensity with which this administration pursues it’s agenda should make it clear to the most patient observers that they mean to do what they have repeatedly said. The total transformation of this country is their aim. They intend to leave very few decisions -and none they consider important – to the citizen. That term will change to ‘subject’ if ObamaCare is not repealed.
    Religious freedom and freedom of conscience are a threat to the level of control that the statists wish to have – for “our own good,” of course.
    Do not be misled by verbal tricks such as equivocation, campaign rhetoric can be quickly explained away – as it often has been. Can anyone seriously maintain that the state of this country’s economy is actually a cause of concern to this administration? Jobs? “I’m being stopped in my efforts by a handful of Republicans.”
    All problems are caused by others, all credit is his. Spare me more of this!

    • RLG says:

      I’m very sorry to say but the Catholic Church has made their own bed in this area by supporting every liberal social program that has been enacted.

      • Herb says:

        I would like to point out the Catholic church has not strayed from scripture on the following issues: abortion, contraception, invitro-fertilization, celibacy for priests, etc., while most mainline religions have changed their positions. The Catholic church is staying true to the scripture. I realize that some rogue nuns sided with the President, which was regretful, on Obama care, but that was not an official position of the Church. I urge you to seek out a Priest to check these facts. All faiths must stand together on these religious issues on lose a freedom we have had for 200 years.

        • Mark says:

          Celibacy for priest, really? I would think that molesting children would be against those celibacy vows, but yet the offenders continue to remain in the clergy.

  4. Fred says:

    Remember the satellite pictures of semi’s headed to Syria from Iraq, before Desert Storm? Now we are worried about Syria using WMDs. Hmmm, where did they get them?
    Too many Christians say that they will “pray about it”. I am sure that God hears all prayers, and I am sure that God answers all prayers. So why are so few Christians involved? Folks, when God tells you to get up off the couch, GET UP AND GO!

  5. Steve J says:

    Wow, Mr Schultz, you’re a popular guy today. First of all, I am an American of African Decent and a Born Again Christian (who reads the Bible). I did not vote for Mr Obama because his views are clearly opposed to the teachings of the Bible.(i.e murder of babies, applauding as “good” what God calls an Abomination etc.). I am very saddened however that many persons who profess to be Christians voted for Him because of the history implications.But even more so, because he had a “D” next to his name. Many so called Christians attend church every week and proclaim the name of Jesus, but asks Jesus to “wait outside” while they go into the voting booth. We get exactly the type of leaders that we ask for. The selection of Mr Obama is a sad indictment on where the majority ov voters stand in this nation. I look forward to November and hope enough voters have a change of heart to send him into retirement. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, Shame on me!” God Bless you.

  6. David Wendell says:

    Too bad about Schultz. Thanks for posting your article Mr.Weber. This is the reason I joined AMAC rather than the pro abortion and pro appeasement AARP.

  7. Wanda says:

    When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist.

    When they locked up the social democrats,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.

    When they came for the trade unionists,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.

    When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;
    I wasn’t a Jew.

    When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out. author Martin Niemoller

  8. Leejuro says:

    What bothers me very much is President Obama pretending being a Christian! Stop insult our intelligence, Mr. President and at least be honest and tell people you are a Muslim! Your deeds tells everyone that you are an anti-Christian, anti-God, and anti-family. Stop playing politics because you don’t deceive us, you just deceive yourself. God truly knows your heart!

  9. Greg the Electrician says:

    Pray for your protection with Pslams Ch 91.

    Pray the enemies out with Psalms Ch 109.

  10. Greg the Electrician says:

    We are coming to the end of two biblical Ages: “The Church Age” and “The Times of the Gentiles”.

    The ending of these two Ages couldn’t happen until the Jews return to their land, for the 2nd time, and become a world problem and surrounded by their enemies…and “Matures as a fig tree”….

    Government teachers are ordered to teach evolution in their public school systems and do not allow any discussion or controversy, especially the Genesis Account. Remember please, that Chas. Darwin was not a credentialed scientist, biologist…

    75 days after the last great war, located at Armageddon; the Kingdom of God starts up. (See book of Daniel)

    But, those left behind will have to try and survive the Great tribulation, a 7 year time period of Great Catastrophies. The rate of survival is only about 15%…and the % could be reduced, as it depends on how one “crunches the numbers”.

  11. Betty Johnson says:

    If we are ever going to stand as Christians, we had better stand now. Later will be too late!

    • Chet says:

      If we wait too long we’ll be standing against the wall in the United Socialist States of America.

  12. jane72 says:

    It is Obama’s style of rule which scares me. He has so much more power compared to former presidents because he has the backing of people like George Soros who is intent on destroying America because of his hate for the Christians and the Jewish people. (Research him–there are hundreds of sites that will explain his agenda and who he is connected with. It will surprise you. His nickname is the Puppet Master and he owns a lot of the media, is connected to and supports organizations like moveon.org., the Occupy movement, several Communist-linked organizations, Goldman Sachs, etc.)
    His goal is to control the world through the UN, owning big oil, the “green” movement, etc. and stamp out the Jewish people in a Holy War”.
    He needed someone exactly like Obama who he could control and that would appeal to a wide range of voters and you can see today which voters he needed to appeal to. I urge you to do your research for yourself.

  13. Donna J. Dixon says:

    I think this basic issue of contraception, with abortion the deadly part, comes down to the value of life. I have a daughter who became unexpectantly pregnant at 36. The father was not interested, nor wanting to take any responsibility at age 37. This child is a blessing for her mother and for us. Thank God my daughter chose life.

    History shows us that several millenia ago life was not valued. If you wanted a boy, you threw the girl away. You mated the strongest man to strong workers so they could start work at 11 and work until age 44 or when they died. Retirement was death. It was the people who believed in life, that had large families, and believed in each persons value with his own gifts to the world. These happened to be Christians and Jews. Now we are working very hard to go backward and devalue life. What we want as individuals is more important and fullfilling than a future. The largest loss of young life with abortion has been in the black community, % wise. What are we trying to do.?

  14. W. SCHULTZ says:

    PART OF MY QUESTION STILL STANDS OUT THERE, WHY WAS GEORGE W. BUSH GIVEN A SECOND TERM WHEN WE COULD SEE HIS WICKED AND DECEPTIVE WAYS. AND WHY SUCH HATRED FOR THE CURRENT PRESIDENT WHEN ALL HE DID WAS TO OPEN A CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT ON CONTRACEPTION . IS OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE GONE ?

    • Doug says:

      W. Schultz: I’m not and have not ever been a fan of the Bushes (any of them) but the reason that I hold the current President is such disdain has nothing to do with his “opening a controversial subject” it has to do with his dishonesty, his socialist policies, his intent to destroy the country as we know it and fundamentally change it into a little Cuba. If all the President did was “open a subject” I’d be glad to listen, he did not “open” anything, he has pronounced and edict, like a King from a throne. We are FORCED to take his way or the highway, through Obamacare. This is not a man who wants dialogue with the American people, he has forced everything down our throats. The man is a danger to every freedom we were granted int he Bill of Rights and he just happens to be starting with Religious freedom. Look out W. Schultz, you are saying nothing as they come for the Christians, I’m sure you will say nothing when they come for our guns, of course you will not be able to say anything when they come for our speech, and when they come for you, no one will be there to stand with you!

  15. Joe Lindenfelser says:

    Congratulations to Bill Thomas for a very well stated opinion. I could not agree more!

    If we stand aside and let this happen, we will be repeating the mistakes that brought us WWII when Hitler took over.

    We must do whatever is necessary to take our country back!

  16. Bill Thomas says:

    It’s been proven that there are darker, much more powerful forces at work here to destroy our way and life and country. Our puppet president may not be any different than some in the past in that respect but the agenda is now clearly the destruction of our way of life. That’s what’s different and people had better wake up. It’s also been demonstrated that Muslim and Christian faiths cannot peacefully coexist. Muslims are accepted and free to worship in our once predominant christian culture but Muslims do not accept any other faith and seek only to eliminate or dominate. That may be a oversimplification on my part but whether we agree or not our president is working to undermine our economy, values and way of life in an effort to level the playing field for those of his faith and conviction to unseat America as a model for the world.
    This is not about Obama’s skin color ! If he was making decisions that supported our country’s economy and citizens I’m sure he could be extremely popular and truly do our nation proud as our first black president. However, his actions do not support that agenda at all and unfortunately many including our black population may choose not to make that a priority. HIs decision record sends a very clear message of what agenda he is following (read the article in this issue !).
    I can only hope and pray that it is not too late. Another term under this administration will bury us all and we will in fact have lost America because of our own apathy and lack of individual ownership of her. Perhaps a bit overused but still appropriate reminder is that “Freedom is not Free” !

  17. SM says:

    Once again any disagreement we conservatives have with anyone of color WE are the bigot! For someone to play the race card EVERYTIME I think they need to take a look at themselves in the mirror. They are the bigot. They are the one that can’t see past color. BO is dangerous his actions speak volumes, perhaps if you close your ears to him and watch his actions you could see him for what he is. W Schultz I pray you change your beliefs.

  18. MarkInAZ says:

    We must continue this fight, and we must fight if this continues !!

  19. Martin Babb says:

    If we judge this President by what he does, he sure lacks on doing what the Christian Bible says to do. “By their fruits shall you know them”

  20. tom s. says:

    74% of Americans say they are christians. Then how did this person get into Whitehouse?

  21. Jerry says:

    Why is it that all obama supporters always bring the discussions back to race.
    obama can not have a second term, and, Yes continue the fight that is why I joined Amac.

    • Chet says:

      The race card is all they got. They can’t brag on his record. Half the time they don’t even know where he is. When ever he gets the urge he jumps in AF One and goes fundraising somewhere. I know he doesn’t tell Biden for fear he’ll ask to come along.

  22. Boris says:

    W. Schultz, we’re not falling for the race gambit anymore. One’s color does not protect him from our disdain for his arrogance, incompetence, dishonesty, and lawbreaking. What part of that don’t YOU understand?

  23. W. SCHULTZ says:

    IT’S A SHAME AND DEGRADING TO HATE A MAN BECAUSE OF HIS COLOR , AND TRY TO BELIEVE TO YOURSELVES THAT IT’S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT REASON. LET’S REMEMBER GEORGE W. BUSH WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEATHS OF AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN IN A MAD QUEST IN IRAQ , A PLAN PERPETRATED FOR FALSE REASONS , YOU WERE HAPPY TO GIVE HIM A SECOND TERM TO CONTINUE IN HIS EVIL WAYS . WHY ?

  24. gene kelly says:

    I almost forgot. Mr Schultz, sir. it is so sad that you do not have the comfort of God’s Love, That is faith in his promise that He will never leave us. Too bad you cannot feel His Presence.

  25. gene kelly says:

    “If God is for us, who can be against”? Fear is what gives the politicians the power to control. Believe in The Almighty.
    Do your part. Pray and vote your conscience. The Conscience that has been instilled in the American Dream since the Signing of the Bill of Rights. Don’t let fear defeat you before you even start. It is Prayer that moves mountains.

  26. Elane says:

    I did not vote for him. I see my America changing right before my eyes. My heart is breaking, my tears are flowing. What kind of America will this be for our grandchildren if we don’t vote him out? I also pray and ask God to help us Americans get rid of him.

  27. michael presley says:

    IF THE PEOPLE WILL LEAD, THE LEADERS WILL FOLLOW!

  28. W. SCHULTZ says:

    TO ALL MY DETRACTORS , I NEVER SAID ” GOD IS DEAD ” , I SAID THAT HE NEVER EXISTED . WE ALL NEED A CRUTCH OR SUPPORT SIMPLY BECAUSE WE CANNOT TAKE THE BLAME FOR THE THINGS THAT WE’VE DONE .AND WHO BETTER THAN A ” SUPREME BEING ” TO LOOK TO . IF THERE WAS A LOVING GOD WOULD HE LET THE THINGS HAPPEN THAT WE HAVE HAD TO EXPERIENCE SINCE THE DAWN OF TIME ? WE CAN LOOK WITH PRIDE AT OUR OWN HISTORY BUT NEVER SEEM TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE CRIMES DONE AGAINST THE PEOPLE WHO ORIGINALLY OWNED THIS COUNTRY . GOD MAY NOT EXIST , BUT SIN DOES AND WHO CAN SHOW IT BETTER THAN THE HUMAN FAMILY . AS AN EXAMPLE JUST LOOK AT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT APPEAR IN THIS COLUMN.

    • nursepat says:

      If you believe in existence of evil then you must also believe in it’s opposite. Science says that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The question of how a good God can let these things happen is answered quite simply; when He created us He wanted beings that would FREELY fellowship with Him. If He didn’t allow choice and the possibility of evil, then we would be nothing but robots who mindlessly served Him. There is no freedom in that. Although He created us and all the universe he wishes true love (agape) in His relationships with us; that can’t be forced it has to be chosen.

    • Mary says:

      Why believe in sin if you do not believe in God? This country was founded because of Christian persecution. Christians are now being persecuted in our beloved America. You have a right to your disbelief, Christians have a right to believe in God. We have been given free will by God, and this gift has been misused and humanity has done many things that are not pleasing to God. Freedom always comes at a price.

  29. SM says:

    Mr Shultz needs to go back to the AARP where he will find support for his disconnect!

    • nursepat says:

      Don’t criticize, educate and pray for him. Who knows, it may be one of your posts that prompts him to take a closer look.

  30. SM says:

    Thank goodness we now have the AMAC a public format so that we can stand up and express our opinions. I am sick and tired of being run over by liberals. They talk of hate mongering LIBERALS are the haters. They hate everything we stand for and rather than attack the issues they attack the person, they wish we would all go away. I believe we are in for The fight for our lives and our children’s lives. BO got to GO!

  31. W. SCHULTZ says:

    THE BIGGEST DETRIMENT TO THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD IS RELIGION, IT SEPARATES PEOPLE, PUTS THEM AT EACH OTHERS THROATS , AND TEACHES A FALSE PREMISE , THAT A GOD ACTUALLY EXISTS .
    WHEN THE FIRST MEN ON EARTH ROSE FROM THE SWAMP AND SOMETHING UNEXPLAINED HAPPENED , THE ONE TO BLAME CAME INTO BEING , AND ON THAT DAY , GOD WAS BORN . PEOPLE OF ”FAITH” REFER TO THE SOUL , AND AT WHAT POINT , WHEN WE WERE EVOLVING DID THE SOUL COME INTO BEING ?
    THE MUSLIMS WILL KILL US AND WE WILL KILL THEM ,ALL IN THE NAME OF ”GOD ” WHEN WILL THIS STOP ?

    • Margaret says:

      To W. Schultz. And, with certainty, you state religion is a “big.. detriment”? Nonsense. You have insufficient knowledge of history to state with certainty that the dire consequences you list is imminent. Certainly saying “something unexplained happened” shows that you have homework left to do. You will know God exists if you want to know. God provides, God speaks to your heart, God is always leading you with patience to seek Him and ultimately Heaven everlasting. You will know the truth when you let Him show you that He loves you and all mankind. There was nothing “unexplained”. It has been explained throughout history by prophets, martyrs, and those who have benefit from the blessings of God. Simply read the scholars who have learned the good news from the Holy Bible. Look at all the good they have done throughout history while sharing the message of Jesus. Cynicism destroys and you end up miserable. The truth brings joy. We were wonderfully made by the only existing loving God, not in some mysterious event in a swamp. Supporting the ministers in this matter is not a call to kill anybody. So snap out of it and learn what good will come of it. And thank God.

    • nursepat says:

      First, I did NOT rise up out of the ooze, and neither did you. Second, there is a big difference between religion and Truth. there is only ONE way to reach God and that is the man Jesus, who died, was burried, and rose again to conquer death. Those who kill in the name of christianity are NOT christians. Christ weeps when His name is used as an excuse for senseless violence. True christians would rather die standing for and giving away what we believe than to kill those who don’t agree with us. Don’t even go there about the crusades; that was the most UNgodly excuse ever used to justify outright slaughter I have ever read about. But remember that there are christians in places like Russia or China that are being tortured and killed because they have found such joy in Christ that the thought of denying their love of Him is abhorrent to them. These people die with a song of praise on their lips. If christianity were a myth no one would be willing to die for their testimony, but they are dieing in droves because they know that this life is fleeting and no reason to lose their chance at eternal life.

  32. Terry Beasley says:

    They have already taken the freedom of Christianity from Christians in other countries, and they have already allowed shariah law in some states in the US. The iranians killed the Christian Pastor by hanging because wouldn’t denounce Christianity and say he was a muslim. God Bless him, he wouldn’t denounce Christ so was hanged. He is now in Heaven, but his poor family lost a husband and a daddy. When we are overrun by muslims, it will happen to all of us, but stay close to God and never denounce him no matter what. We people who are saved and stay close to God will win this whole mess when Jesus comes for us. That is a promise from our Heavenly Father. Keep praying for our country, our freedom, and God Bless the USA.

  33. Sunshine says:

    LET’S GET THIS LYING, TWO-FACED DEVIL OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, ALONG WITH ALL HIS BLIND SHEEP! HE IS INDEED A MUSLIM, NO MATTER HOW HE TRIES TO DENY IT. NOVEMBER IS COMING. WE NEED GOD BACK IN OUR COUNTRY,THEN HE WILL BLESS THE USA ONCE AGAIN.

    • Jack says:

      While I commend the National Clergy Council their effort will not bear fruit. Obama lied to them regarding ObamaCare and he lied to them again regarding funding for abortion services and the Planned Parenthood funding. He says one thing and does exactly the opposite. Our president in name only is a dictatorial, narcissistic prevaricator whose word is worthless. It is because of his muslim schooling and socialist community training. Promise anything, do as you want.

  34. Rolland Gast says:

    What are our senators conggress doing about Oboma do they have deff ears. God help us

  35. Ron says:

    It does my heart good to see so many people that really understand that we must get rid of Obama.
    About six to eight months before the 2010 mid term election, I started hearing and seeing negative polling data and stories regarding the democrats. I am starting to see the same things regarding Obama. I believe that people are “chomping at the bit” to get rid of this guy. I think there will be a negative backlash like we’ve never seen before at the 2012 election. I think he may go down in flames like Jimmy Carter.
    I hope I am right.

    • BobbyE says:

      What makes me sad is a lot of people who voted for him, claim to be Christians…..and some of them are even in our families and some are friends.

  36. Fredolf nelson says:

    It is time that all peaple of all faiths stand together and let those in our government know that we are not going to take it any more!! What we need is a strong leader to step forth regardless of his denomination and speak for us; then all the people of faith to stand with him,with money and prayer.

    • nursepat says:

      You must remember that all other religions attack christianity because only christianity tells the truth and convicts of sin. if you hadn’t noticed, it is open season on christians. It will remain such until the end times. When there is a peace treaty signed between Israel and the Palestinians, you will know the antichrist is here and there is not much longer before Jesus returns.

  37. BILL 0. says:

    I AM SO THANKFUL THEIR ARE SO MANY LIKE MINDED PEOPLE LEFT IN THE GOOD OLD USA. WE MAY BE A SMALL REMNANT OF GOD FEARING PEOPLE, BUT WE SERVE A GOD THAT IS ALL POWERFUL, ALL KNOWING AND EVERYPRESENT. WE CANNOT FAIL EVEN THOUGH WE MAY HAVE TO DIE FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE, THAT WILL BE AN HONORABLE DEATH AND BY DOING SO THE BIBLE SAYS, “GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN” MAT. 5:11-12. THE BIBLE SAYS MAN WAS CREATED TO RULE GEN. 1:26-28, PS. 8:1-9, HEB. 2:9. WE ARE IN A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FUTURE REIGNING WITH CHRIST. WE ARE NOT RULERS IN THIS WORLD BUT PREPARING FOR THE ULTIMATE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHTIST. THIS JUDGMENT IS NOT FOR SINS WE HAVE COMMITTED BUT REWARDS SERVICE PERFORMED FOR CHRIST IN THIS LIFE TIME. NOTE 1 COR. 3:9-15, 2 COR. 5:9-11, 2 TIM. 2:11-13, 2 PET. 1:1-11 AND REV. 22:12-13.

    HAVING READ MANY OF THE ABOVE TESTIMONIES IT APPEARS THAT MANY OF YOU WILL BE RECEIVING A REWARD FOR YOUR FIRM STAND AGAINST THE PRESENT POWERS THAT ARE DOMINATING GOD’S PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TODAY. WE KNOW THE SOURCE OF THIS POWER AND IT SHOULD NOT COME AS A SUPPRISE TO US. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, OBEYING HIS WORD.. BILL O.

  38. Carl Sudbrink says:

    I guess all I said earlier was too tough for listing here, so I justwelcome all previous letters from a Korean Vet still says- “It is hurt so time to fix it!”
    sudsy!

  39. Rick Blaich says:

    I fear the rath of God is looming over our country at this time.
    If we as Christians don’t stand up and fight the health care bill
    and don’t demand continued support for Israel we are doomed.

    • Alayne Cox says:

      The wrath of God is already at work in this country. Look at all the tornadoes in the Midwest etc. God removed his protection from the U.S. long ago, due to abortion and now with the govt. involvement with freedom of religion it will not bode well for them. Scripture is very clear about kings and leaders being held to a higher account before God. I would not want to be any of them when they meet their Maker. Thus, we must pray for them.

      • nursepat says:

        We are seeing the wrath not only because of abortion, but because of our abandonment of Israel.. God told Abraham that those who blessed them(Israel) would in turn be blessed, but those who cursed them would likewise be cursed. He also said that what they do to you, I will do to them. Remeber the holocaust. Think about what happened to Germany afte they tried to erradicate the jews; they were subjugated and murdered by the Russians.

  40. Max Miller says:

    If we don’t fight for our rights we will soon not have any. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you.

  41. Mary says:

    Way too many of us have forgotten that we the American people have the right to insist on an impeachment of a president that is doing what Obama is doing and anybody else that is harming this country. I do not understand why Obama’s impeachment has not been called for a long time ago.

    • Ginny says:

      I have wondered this same thing for over 3 years. The man never produced a birth certificate before running, during the campaign or after. What we got was doctored in Adobe Illustrator™. If nothing else proves it, the “birth certificate” he finally DID provide stated his race as African American, a term never used until several decades after his birth. There are videos on YouTube where he states he was born in Kenya…what more do we need? The uncovering of the Illustrator™ version of the birth certificate was nevr addressed on the news. The media are all afraid of him, the race card and repercussions from the lazy and illegal people who voted him in. I will never understand this.

      • Doris Gessner says:

        These non-actions are from people who are too lazy to join in the out cry and too complacent and as a Christian I say they have scales on their eyes so they do not see.

  42. moose says:

    It is plain to see we no longer have a government buy and for the people, we have a Monarchy usurped Dictatorship.

  43. John Hesterman says:

    In my opinion, Obama = 666. He needs to go. Come on people, please get off your collective bottoms and vote him and anyone else who threatens our basic God given freedoms, out of office. November will show the world what the United States is supposed to be all about. Or not. It’s up to us. Pray to God, get informed, and get out and vote. If you don’t, you will deserve what you get.

  44. moose says:

    I agree wholeheartedly, Obama, all his policies and demons has to go ASAP.
    Our entire political system must be cleansed from the blight that infects its entirety.
    We must, shall replace politicians, (the lowest of the low), with true American Statesmen and Stateswomen ASAP if we, America, is to survive. We must also force 4 year term limits across the board.
    God Bless America.

  45. WW2 Marine Veteran says:

    Not too much can I add to what has already been posted. I thought I was fighting for the freedom of my country when I served during WW2, but it now appears we are losing that freedom.

  46. Joseph says:

    As a veteran I served during the Cold War in Europe to keep communism in check. I never thought it would eventually take over right here in America from within. Obama is a Muslim and despises Christiantiy.

  47. John A says:

    READ DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 11. THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IN THE USA TODAY, WE WILL
    REP THE PUNISHMENT IF WE ALLOW OBAMA AND OUR GOV. TO CONTINUE THE OBAMA DESTRUCTION.
    GOD HELP US.

  48. Doug says:

    The path America is taking is a steep slope to destruction and I’m afraid that it may have gained too much momentum to stop the downhill plunge. As a Vet who has given 40 years of service to this country it breaks my hearty to see how these so called “Progressives” have plotted and then acted to destroy it. In little more than 10 and probably less than 20 years, we will be living under a government controlled lifestyle that is similar to the ones enjoyed by people in such freedom loving places as Cuba, North Korea and Venezuela. When Obama said he wanted to “fundamentally change America” those were his code words for Destroy America. I used to say that I had some Liberal friends. I am now honest enough to say that those people who follow this “Progressive” path to Socialism/Fascism are not my friends and they are not a friend of American ideals. They have either wandered or been led off the path prepared by our founding fathers and as long as they continue to support those in our government who seek to destroy this country…they are my enemies. These are the people spoken about in the oath every Soldier/Seaman/Marine/Airman takes. We not only have foreign enemies, we have “DOMESTIC” enemies. Those working within our country who would destroy it because of one of three things: 1. Ideology – they believe Socialism/Fascism is a better way of life. 2. Lazy – they like the idea of others working to support them. 3. Stupid – they are too ignorant to realize where this path leads. May God protect America from all three.

    • Linda Zerangue says:

      Very well said: “Taken the wrong path, misplaced idiology, lazy and or stupid and uninformed”. Stay in touch with those “friends turned enemies”; they will need your knowledge and inspiration.

    • Joseph says:

      Ditto!!!

    • Debbie says:

      Everyone needs to see what my family and I watched yesterday.
      The documentary :The Agenda – Grinding America Down by Idaho legislator Chris Bowers. It is eye opening! Check out the trailer on You Tube and buy a copy from amazon. I am going to buy more copies to give to my friends and family who are blind!

      Thank you for your service to our country. My heart breaks hearing what you and our vets are saying.

  49. Kathleen says:

    I heartily support AMAC and others in our fight to maintain religious freedom. We must stop the government from interfering in our first amendment rights.

  50. Berean says:

    Everyone is looking in every direction but up! I know that if we should begin to take this all to Lord Jesus in prayer and then WAIT for His answer, all will be well and in his will. The more we pray and then take action, it will be the wrong action. Anytime we step out and act on our own, IT WILL GET WORSE. God Has a plan and HE will see to it that it is done-in His time and in His way! Place our will in Him and not in ourselves. Doing anything without clear direction, will only lead to a worsening situation.

    Perhaps, just perhaps it is time for all this to come about! My scripture tells me that God has put every authority in place and we are to obey it as much as we can without sin. Pray often, intelligently and in faith that God will act! This is the hardest thing to do. Satan loves for us to step out on our own and do ‘something’. Pray, vote, wait and obey!

    • Joann Layton says:

      God doesn’t want us to be enslaved to anyone. I think our present problems are due to the fact that we have forgotten God and have allowed the minority to take God out of the public life. We have allowed abortion to be legalized and now the minority of leaders are forcing all of us to pay the price of everyone’s contraceptive practices. The government has gotten so big that it intrudes into our lives at every turn.

      We will have to fight against the government intrusions aggressively in order for us to stop them. Prayer is very necessary and needed. We need to bring God back into our lives for real and live our principles everyday and not just on Sunday. We need to pray and then get involved in the work of saving our nation!

    • Chuckie Cheese says:

      It also says that God helps those who help themselves.

      • Lynnelady7 says:

        Where I agree evil prevails when good men/women do nothing, and James said “show me your faith by your works”, it’s common misconception that your quote is scripture. It isn’t.

      • JerryM says:

        Chuckie Cheese – Thank you for taking the time to comment here-but a minor correction. The Bible does not say God helps those who help themselves.

    • nursepat says:

      I agree. Just think about this: God may have allowed Obama to reach the top to shake us awake and see that we are squandering the rights that so many before have died for. We MUST return to dependance on God and take His word to those around us instead of being PC. Jesus said to spread the good news far and wide. The one who knows the good he should do and does not do it, sins.

  51. Ruth Ledergerber says:

    Thank you for your great article. I agree. Obama’s presidency needs to end. Amen.

  52. Fr. John+ says:

    If this is the religious position of AMAC that ‘tolerance and diversity’ should reign here- even with false, syncretistic and outright blasphemous religions (such as Islam, Judaism, and Idol worship) -then count me OUT of this ‘Brave New Obamantion’!

    THis nation was founded and called a CHRISTIAN nation. Groups that are overtly JEWISH- such as the ADL, B’nai Brith, etc. are working OVERTLY to dismantle that, right before our eyes.

    If you have the audacity to speak of some non-existent ‘Judeo-Christian’ tradition, I am here to inform you that there AIN’T NO SUCH ANIMAL.

    Jews and Judaism are ANATHEMA to Christ and the Church, and have been for 2000 years.
    John 8:44, Rev. 2:8,9

    • Bonnie says:

      Even using your own scripture references, Jesus did not hate the Jews but those who professed to be Jews who were in fact “a synagogue of satan”. The hatred you express in your comments sounds more like the beliefs of the KKK than of Christians. I fear your actions as much as I fear the power of our government. I will be praying for you and others who feel as you do.

    • Dienekes says:

      So much for religious freedom. I am always disquieted by an individual who thinks their right is more important than the right of anyone with whom he does not agree. But, in spite of thinking that you, Fr, John are wrongheaded, I support your right to believe any exclusionist stupidity that you wish. I’m just glad you are a minor ideology. Matthew 5:43-48. This nation was founded as a bastion of religious freedom. Christians were prevalent, but accepted all others. The First Amendment is proof of that. I’m thankful you are not running the show.

    • Frankly says:

      How can you call yourself Fr. John. You denigrate the use of the name. There is no room for bigots in Christ’s Church.

    • Nina says:

      If you read the Bible, you will know that Jesus was a Jew having been a descendant of King David. You are, in essence, saying that Jesus was an anthema to himself, which is wrong. You have taken these verses out of context, as neither of them refer to Jesus hating the Jewish people. You need to read all the verses, not pick and choose, to understand what is being said.

    • nursepat says:

      FR. JOHN+, check yor facts, the one you claim as savior was in fact a jew. Christ said that he had not come to abolish the law but to complete it. No matter what, God can not renig on a promise, and He promised Abraham that his descendants would always be His people, though some would be lost there will be some who will see the truth before they die. If He didn’t have a special place for them He wouldn’t have said that He would send the two witnesses to specially minister to them at the end times. The upshot is that God wishes us to love everyone. The fly in the ointment is that we tend to hate the sinner,as well as the sin. It is hard to do but we must separate the person from the things that he does. We are not the sum of the things in our past.

  53. J.R. Anderson says:

    To many in our precious U.S.A. have chosen to follow the messiah Obama and the result is the overreaching arm of the government into our lives. Christians have become the whipping boy. All of us who name the Name of Christ as our Savior must get out at the ballot box this November and get this man out of office. His lies and half-truths have caused many to go to sleep and now we are facing an up hill battle for our freedoms, not only to worship, but to live out our beliefs.
    Let’s pray for a fair election and for God’s man to be elected to the white house along with a senate and house that can get to work and put this country back on the path to health and freedom that was envisioned by our founders. May God richly bless America.

  54. djdude1327 says:

    I join my fellow veterans in calling for the priority-one removal of the current Administration. I served my country faithfully for 22 years, retiring as an Army Master Sgt. During this entire time, I never heard of, saw or was told about, any requirement to leave God, my religion or the Bible out of my daily work or play. I am glad this did not occur, for I feel most strongly that I would not have obeyed any such blasphemy against my Lord and Saviour. I am also a Vietnam veteran, with Agent Orange-acquired cancer. I know there are many, many of you veterans out there with similarly-caused debilitating diseases and illnesses, and I pray for all to regain good health once again. The Holy Trinity are my Rock and Salvation, and I will let no man cast them aside. We have those in government and those in other organizations who do not feel as I do. They would rather see the Christian religions abolished, and have their own agenda for doing so. We all know this has already begun to happen. No more prayer in schools, no reference to God at military funerals, taking down crosses at cemetaries, no celebration in Washington of National Prayer Day. Of course, he DID do all he could to insure the Islamic holy day ceremonies were well-attended, including himself. What more proof do we need? Let’s make sure his administration ends in November.

    • Dave Frandin says:

      djdude: I’m a Vietnam vet, served 8 years in the Army, did one tour to Vietnam, and frankly, it makes me sick to my stomach the way this country is going. The one point I want to make is this: I pray to Heavenly Father I’m wrong, but I have a horrible feeling that the current occupant of the “People’s House” is planning an “October Surprise” that will give him a reason to declare martial law. Once this happens, there will BE no elections in November, and any media besides his pet MSM will be banned. Of course, this will all be spun as “I must protect the American people from ….” whatever “incident” his minions concoct. I have no idea what this “incident” would be, but I have NO DOUBT that the evil people he’s brought into the government have something that will make us absolutely sick. This of course will make Congress give him a blank check.. Oh I’m sure there will be a few, like Rand/Ron Paul, Demint and perhaps others who will see through this, but they will be outvoted.. If this does happen, America as we know it is over.. Stick a fork in it, we’re DONE!!
      The only Conservative voice I’ve heard that believes this has a good chance of happening is Glenn Beck.. Where ARE the rest of em? Rush/Hannity?? I’m no brainiac, but the slimyness of the left and their penchant for winning at ANY cost pretty much point to this scenario as likely…

    • Nina says:

      I agree. My son is in the Army, and I pray that he will obey God, not man. Thank you and may God continually bless you.

  55. Terry says:

    Let’s get active in our communities to make a strong and clear message this November! I believe there are many people with our beliefs and convictions just waiting to join in the battle, but they need a little help getting started.

    • nursepat says:

      Problem is that we may not have the chance, because I also see the likelyhood of an emergency scenario that will “require” the declaration of martial law. Stick a fork in it, we’re done.

  56. Bob L says:

    Get all of them out of there (Whitehouse)

  57. Don in Denver says:

    Most of the things wrong in this country are due to the fact that the white house and the majority of those 535 people on capitol hill WANT it this way. Our duty,if we desire to preserve our republic, is to change all of this come November by electing strong conservatives (NOT RINOS) to all offices in every part of government all the way down to dog catcher. When this is accomplished, for starters, we push until THEY reduce the size of government by at least 50% over the next 10 years. With over reaching, over regulating, oppressive government out of the way, then perhaps the power will shift to where it should be…………TO THE PEOPLE!

  58. Mike W says:

    Vote for a real change RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!

  59. Harold Will says:

    There is a tiime to turn the other cheek and there is a time TO STAND UP FOR JESUS and this is a time for BELIEVERS IN THE TRUE CHRIST to unite and not only support this orginization in your efforts but to VOTE FOR WHAT AND WHO BELIEVES IN HONORING OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR AND PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL REMOVE THE WICKED FROM OFFICE.

  60. Dan J. says:

    Our government has become more and more liberal over the years, and has turned a deaf ear to Christians in the name of “separation of church and state”. The days we are living in are described in 2 Timothy 3:1-8. The scoffers have indeed come, and appear to be in control. However, if we go on to verse 9 we see that they will not completely get away with their plan. They will be seen for who they are. It’s time, past time, for Christians to take a stand for Christ. We can no longer afford to be tolerant of the Jezebel spirit that has permeated our government. We still have the right to vote these people out of office, to figuratively cast them down. As followers of Christ, it’s time for us to become as indignant as Jesus was when He cast the money changers out of the temple. Our country was founded on the basis of religious freedom, the freedom to worship as we wish. The current administration, President and Congress, are are more than willing to extend those freedoms to any religion other than Christianity. Christians cannot remain quiet or timid any longer. We cannot sit back and let things happen. The time has come to stand up and make things happen. Our time is now, our weapon is our vote. It’s time to “lock and load”, and cast our vote for candidates with the courage to fight for the freedoms our founders died for.

  61. Pete says:

    God is at the core of freedom. My rights are bestowed by God and not by the government. This is why government works so hard to diminish the influence of God in our lives. If God is gone then all that remains is government. This is what Lenin and Stalin knew; this is what Hitler and Himmler knew; and this is what Mr. Obama and Mr. Eric Holder work to promote.

  62. Lois Sewak says:

    Too many branches of our government are controlled by liberals that prefer power and control over others rather than allow the freedom that this country was founded. Unfortunately we have allowed this to happen.

  63. Sharon says:

    I was always taught that in our country we had choices as far as religion. The government and the aclu (they don’t deserve capital letters) have no right to take away the right of those who want prayer in favor of those who don’t. If you
    don’t want to pray, then don’t, but leave the rest of us alone to worship as we choose.

  64. Bill says:

    For 27 years I served my country as a Marine. We were never prohibited from praying or attending services, even in a combat zone.

    Now, the ACLU has filed a suit to stop prayer in the military. This administration is anti-religious and is doing everything possible to create hatred towards any church, except Islam. Even the radical Islamics are being given access to this socialist/communist administration.

    It is time for the ACLU to be tanked. They no longer do what the original idea was when founded. But of course, with these baboons in power, I doubt this will happen.

    • Joann Layton says:

      The ACLU was organized so the Communist party would have a front in this country. You can look at their actions to reveal their philosophy. They may take on cases that are true in order to mask their real agenda. They are not for our country and the freedoms we cherish.

  65. Betsy says:

    All Christians that still believe must join in turning back to God and ignoring the government that has become
    closer and closers to totalitarian (authoritarian). The God of the Holy Bible is supreme, not heads of govt. I converted to Catholicism after hearing God’s call to me. We must fight that human government’s attempt to make us violate out consciences.

    • nursepat says:

      when christianity becomes illegal I will be a criminal. God’s law supercedes any earthly law. This world and all it’s trappings are not worth losing my eternal place in heaven.

  66. Larry Peck says:

    Day by day and step by step the government has been slowly taking over control of the country. Our current leaders are extremely radical and I feel that this is the Lord giving us a warning before all of our freedoms will be lost. May God help us through all of this.

  67. Pete C. says:

    When Roe v. Wade happened, a lot of people were up in arms. This was due to the fact that now it was possible to have an act done that went against some people’s moral convictions. However, with this decision, it only became POSSIBLE to have an abortion. No one forced every medical center to give them.

    With this socialist Obama-care bill, this is now what is happening; we’re being forced. The federal government is TELLING us what we MUST do with no regard to our religious convictions. This fight must continue and must be won. This would be legal precedence that lawyers would turn to in the future when anything else that the federal government wanted to force us to do would come up.

    It’s about time that “for the people, by the people, and of the people” became a reality and let the people tell the governmental leaders what’s up and not the other way around.

  68. Bill says:

    As an American Veteran, I spent half my life defending this Country and its way of life. One of the reasons Our Founding Fathers left Europe to secure their God given righs to practice their religion free from persecution by the King and henchmen. I took an Oath to defend this Country against all enemies both foreign and domestic. This is an Oath I still live by with the help and guidance of my Heavenly Father. I will bow down to no King except My Heavenly Father, My Lord and Savior Jesus and I strive to follow no spirit except the Holy Spirit. The seperation of church and state is just a myth.

  69. Pat Knaak says:

    Thank you. Keep up the good work.

  70. larry Smith says:

    This is not anything new. This is not the start of religious persecution. It is the continuation of it.We really started to see it when prayer and the pledge was taken from our children and their schools. We as Americans have helped further this attack on our freedoms by our silence. I call for all Christian Americans everywhere to be silent no longer. Let your voice be heard. God is still in control but He will hold us accountable for what we allow to happen;unchallenged.

    • djdude1327 says:

      You hit it right on the money, Larry. That WAS the beginning and the end is not going to be pretty. But, as you and the others have said, all Christians must unite as one hand. That hand must sweep Obama and his cronies out of the White House. Jesus said “but not my will…yours”. I have always believed in “His will be done”. If God wants us to retake this country, and return it to it’s glorious, God-loving past, he will make it happen. But when He created us, He did give us each a separate will, so we must also use that will, again as you and our brothers and sisters have said, to remove the Liberals from office. As you have said, “God is still in control but he will hold us accountable for what we allow to happen, unchallenged”. I, as some of you have already written, also strongly feel, the Obama administration is pro-Islamic, pro-non-Christian, pro-big-government. His actions over the past two years have shown me these facts to be true. We may not have the best Conservative candidates right now, but we certainly have no choice-we can’t allow the Obamanism to continue unabated. The life of our beloved country depends on the actions we take..

    • P Young says:

      Very well said, Larry. It is high time the Christians of this country stop bowing to liberalism and take the stand we should have taken when prayer was taken out of our schools.

      • Terri says:

        P Young, yes indeed, I do believe we have been asleep at the wheel. I am wondering if people will really wake up to what’s being foisted upon us, or what it will take for people to wake up! How tight do the chains have to be for people to realize what’s going on?

        The reason we have to fight for all we’re worth for the repeal of this Mandate? Once the door is even cracked open they will run over us like a herd of elephants. Faster than the speed of light to boot. Too bad the young can’t see this, but I guess you have to travel the block a time or two for the blinders to come off.

    • nursepat says:

      Relgious persecution began back in Genesis. Remember Cain and Abel?

  71. Sandy says:

    We need to take up the fight of religious freedom. True if the government makes us pay for the pill we don’t have to take it. But government intrusion, is government control. The Obama health care bill is government control. Forcing citizens to pay for something they don’t want or need. The cost of this bill, is more than the unknown price tag. It will decide who gets treatment and who doesn’t . It will take away our right to choose. So wake up America, get informed and educated!!!

  72. don minnis says:

    I AM VERY ALARMED AS TO WHAT OUR PRESIDENT IS DOING TO OUR FREEDOM AND TO OUR COUNTRY. i AM A RETIRED MARINE THAT FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY AND I AM ALARMED AS TO WHAT OUR PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY DONE. WE NEED TO REPLACE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT DO NOT STAND UP AND STOP THIS EROSION OF OUR FREEDOM AND COUNTRY. GOD BLESS AMERICA. DON MINNIS

  73. Jay says:

    It may not be as bad as we think. People still have the individual freedom to use or reject these birth control measures. At the end of the day if they want a pill they will get one with or without help from a church. And, by the same token if a chruch is forced to pay for a pill they will never be forced to take one.

    • Maray Paachmayr says:

      In response to the person who said, “we may have to pay for these things, but we do not have to take them”. That may be true, but I do NOT want to pay for someone to abort a child, that is murder of an innocent child whom God is forming and loving and knowing even in the womb, nor pay for some other persons contraception.

  74. Gary S Smith says:

    Man is man. He hates God, & will do whatever he can to do away with God. For years we have heard separation of church & state, which if anyone can find that clause for me I will leave the Lord at the church door. Brothers if we do nothing, men will take away our freedom who to worship, where to worship, & if we have the freedom to worship at all.

    • Margaret says:

      Gary, I do not believe man hates God. There are many who don’t know God and hate what they think God is. They will love Him if they know Him. There are many conversions and St. Paul was only one. There are many today because they are loved by Christians who’s lives are a reflection of Jesus. God loves us all and gives us all a chance to know Him. I think it is amazing how God works to lead the sinner home. Recall the prodigal son. I’m sure his father spoke to God every day (maybe more often) on behalf of his son. We must pray for Obama and company, even though that doesn’t sound easy to do. I’m putting emphasis on asking blessings for his opponents, however. God’s in charge. God bless America.

    • nursepat says:

      Therefore, we need to pray, pray, pray; also go and spread the gospel. Jesus said not to be surprised if you are rejected, they rejected Him first. Rejection is not our problem, we just palnt seeds.

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